Kabwa Orthography Statement

Authors:
Date:
2011
Extent:
55 pages
Abstract:
expanded Kabwa orthography statement from previously published ortho sketch
Publication Status:
Draft (posted 'as is' without peer review)
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction . 5 1.1 Classification ... 5 1.2 Data . 5 1.3 Dialects 5 1.4 Purpose and format of this orthography statement 5 2. Phonology 6 2.1 Vowels . 6 2.1.1 Vowel Length .. 7 2.1.2 Vowel Length in Conditioned Environments . 8 2.1.3 Vowel Length in Possessives 10 2.2 Consonants 11 2.2.1 Palatalization .. 14 2.2.2 Labialization .. 15 2.3 Tone ... 17 3. Morphophonology .. 19 3.1 Vowels ... 19 3.1.1 Desyllabification 19 3.1.2 Assimilation ... 20 3.2 Consonants 22 4. Word Boundaries ... 22 4.1 Copula ... 22 4.2 Locatives ... 25 4.3 Associatives ... 33 4.4 Conjunction ... 35 4.5 Reduplication 36 4.6 Compound Words . 39 5. Punctuation 40 5.1 Periods / Full stops 40 5.2 Question Marks . 40 5.3 Exclamation Marks ... 41 5.4 Capitalization 41 5.5 Colons ... 42 4 5.6 Quotation Marks ... 43 5.7 Commas . 43 6. Loan Words ... 44 7. Writer’s Checklist .. 45 8. List of Difficult Words .. 46 9. Example Text . 46 10. Conclusion . 49 Appendices .. 51 Appendix 1ː Noun Class Prefixes 51 Appendix 2ː Noun Class Pairings 53 Appendix 3ː Areas for Further Research 54
Country:
Tanzania
Subject Languages:
Content Language:
Work Type:
Subject:
Phonology
Orthography
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
42973